Disability Rights Museum on Wheels

The USBLN Disability Rights Museum on Wheels is in Austin, Texas, from now until Thursday, October 1st, at the Renaissance Hotel, located at 9721 Arboretum Blvd in Northwest Austin.

For more information, visit:

http://disabilityrightsonwheels.org/

USBLN stands for the U.S. Business Leadership Network. This is a national non-profit that focuses on the importance of inclusion in the workplace and marketplace. The annual USBLN conference is occurring in Austin this week. The conference is sold out and available only to attendees, but the Museum on Wheels is open to the public.

UT Arlington Libraries To Digitize Disability History

UT Arlington Libraries have received a $25,000 TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to digitize and publish disability history relating to UT Arlington and Texas.

The digitized items will be available via a web site that is planned to debut next spring. Materials featured in the collection will include personal papers, organizational records, photographs, and audio and video recordings.

For information about the project, contact Special Collections at spcoref@uta.edu or 817-272-3393.

To learn more, please click on this link:
http://northdallasgazette.com/2015/09/01/ut-arlington-libraries-become-first-in-texas-to-digitize-disability-history/?fdx_switcher=true

Oliver Sacks, ‘Poet Laureate’ of Modern Medicine Dies at 82

On August 30, celebrated neurologist and beloved author Oliver Sacks died of cancer at the age of 82. He published more than a dozen books, mostly about the intricacies, mysteries, and beauty of the brain and how it shapes human experience in unexpected ways.
His work influenced an entire generation of lay-people to learn about science, and he helped raise awareness about once unknown conditions such as Tourette’s syndrome and prosopagnosia.
Some of his books turned into award-winning films (Awakenings, starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro) and many of them were best-sellers (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat).
Titles by Dr. Sacks in the TBP collection include:

  • MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT AND OTHER CLINICAL TALES BR 06547, DB 23901, LB 03955
  • SEEING VOICES: A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD OF THE DEAF BR 08087, DB 30553
  • AWAKENINGS DB 33438 (BARD)
  • ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS: SEVEN PARADOXICAL TALES RC 40439, DB 40439 (BARD)
  • UNCLE TUNGSTEN: MEMORIES OF A CHEMICAL BOYHOOD DB 53751 (BARD)
  • OAXACA JOURNAL BR 14231
  • BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING, 2003 DB 57239
  • MUSICOPHILIA: TALES OF MUSIC AND THE BRAIN DB 65202
  • MIND’S EYE DB 71931
  • HALLUCINATIONS BR 19709, DB 75782
  • ON THE MOVE: A LIFE DB 81374

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, “Father of Motivation” and Author, Dies at Age 75

Best-selling author, motivational speaker, and self-development pioneer Dr. Wayne W. Dyer died Saturday, August 29.

Affectionately known as the “father of motivation,” Dyer preached the gospel of self-reliance, a gospel he learned during his childhood in Detroit.  Abandoned by his alcoholic father at age 3, Dyer was raised in a series of orphanages and foster homes.  When discussing his fractured childhood, Dyer observed that “it’s not a story of pity or blame; it’s precisely what had to take place in order for me to learn about self-reliance firsthand.”

After serving in the Navy, Dyer became a psychotherapist and professor.  He came to prominence in 1976 with the publication of his first book, Your Erroneous Zones, which remains one of the best-selling books of all time.

A regular guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dyer was also frequently featured during PBS pledge drives.

Titles by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in the TBP collection include:

Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao (2007) DB 65369 / DX 65369

Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Ten Secrets for Success and Inner Peace (2001) BR 14380 / DB 55026 BARD

Excuses Begone! How To Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits (2009) DB 69532

Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling (2006) DB 62202 BARD / DX 62202

Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your

Way (2004) DB 58050 BARD / DX 58050

Real Magic: Creating Miracles in Everyday Life (1992) DB 36405 BARD

Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting (2012) DB 74595

You’ll See It When You Believe It (1989) DB 30718